The short answer is yes, you can work with multiple real estate agents—under certain circumstances.
Working with more than one real estate agent is fine when you haven’t signed an exclusive agreement with anyone, says Adam Aguilar, a Realtor® with Reliantra in West Toluca Lake, CA.
Can I buy a house with a different Realtor?
The procuring cause helps real estate agents and buyers figure out who will receive the commission on a house sale. It typically comes into play when a buyer purchases a house he saw with two different real estate agents.
Can any real estate agent show any property?
Any licensed real estate agent can show any home listed for sale in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). Real estate agents get paid their commission if they are considered the procuring cause of the sale. Erroneously, many agents think simply showing a home entitles them to be deemed the procuring cause in a sale.
Can you switch Realtors as a buyer?
Changing Real Estate Agents as a Buyer
As a buyer, there are certain factors to take into consideration if you decide you want to switch agents. If an agent has shown you several homes and you decide not to continue working with them, then this is acceptable.
Should you use the same Realtor to buy and sell your house?
Using one agent for both buying and selling might seem like the easiest solution, but that’s true only if your agent is up to the task on both ends of the sale. This means your agent is comfortable with representing you as both a seller and a buyer, and also that she’s familiar with both neighborhoods.
What is a fair Realtor commission?
The typical commission is 6 percent, which is split by the agent for the buyer and the agent for a seller—3 percent each. But it’s only paid by the home seller.
How do I let my realtor go?
Here are four tips to tactfully part ways with your agent.
- Assess the relationship.
- Say goodbye in writing.
- Beware of contracts and clauses.
- When you change real estate agents, be professional.